The Cycling Performance Club

Welcome to The Cycling Performance Club Podcast! The podcast where a panel of scientists, pro-cyclists, and cutting-edge coaches discuss topics in training, performance, science, and all things cycling! Our mission is to provide the best ...more

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December 17, 2021 01:20:53
Dr. Paolo Menaspà - A master generalist in high-performance sport

Dr. Paolo Menaspà - A master generalist in high-performance sport

Dr. Paolo Menaspà is the current Chief Science Officer at the Australian Institute of Sport and has had a long and interesting career in the world of high-performance. Previously, he worked as the Head of Performance Solutions at AusCycling, was a performance manager and coach for Team BikeExchange and the Australian National Team, and a sport scientist and coach at Sport Service Mapei. We discuss with Paolo what it means to be a generalist; how his role as a generalist and solutions provider has helped improve the performance of elite and world-class cyclists; the skill set needed to work in high-performance sport; and how his passion for cycling, and passions outside the sport, influenced his career path and practice. Guest panelist:Dr. Paolo MenaspàInstagram: @paolo_menaspaTwitter: @MenaspaPLinkedIn: Paolo Menaspà This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast   ...

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November 20, 2021 01:00:57
Pro Cyclist: Harry Sweeny - Performance lessons from a World Tour neo-pro

Pro Cyclist: Harry Sweeny - Performance lessons from a World Tour neo-pro

In this episode we talk to World Tour neo-pro Harry Sweeny about his journey to the top level of the sport. How he has developed as a rider through national programs and Continental racing, his transition from triathlete to cyclist, and how things are different at the top level. Guest panelist:Harry SweenyInstagram: @harry.sweenyTwitter: @harry_sweeny This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast   ...

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November 10, 2021 01:19:19
Pro Cyclist: Jimmy Whelan - From runner to World Tour cyclist in 2.5 years!

Pro Cyclist: Jimmy Whelan - From runner to World Tour cyclist in 2.5 years!

In this episode we bring our very first guest onto the show, pro cyclist for EF Education Nippo, Jimmy Whelan. We discuss his transition from running to cycling and quick rise through the cycling ranks. Guest panelist:Jimmy WhelanInstagram: @jimmyywhelanTwitter: @JiimmyWhelan This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast   ...

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November 07, 2021 01:08:22
Can we improve the current cycling performance paradigm?

Can we improve the current cycling performance paradigm?

In this episode we take a look at the current performance improvement model in cycling and ask the question - can we do better? To do this we examine the common process of improving cycling performance and compare and contrast it with processes in other elite sport. Do you agree or disagree with our thoughts and conclusions on how we can improve the current cycling performance pardigm? This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast   ...

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October 21, 2021 00:50:32
Should we be blood lactate testing cyclists?- Part 2 of 2

Should we be blood lactate testing cyclists?- Part 2 of 2

There’s plenty of information around on how to conduct blood lactate tests with cyclists, but information on why we test blood lactate is often entangled with conflicts of interest. In Part 2 of our blood lactate testing episode, we continue our discussion on whether blood lactate testing is necessary or valuable for training cyclists in 2021 and beyond. This episode includes alternatives to blood lactate testing, a critical thinking exercise around the claims of blood lactate testing, and our conclusions. Episode Timestamps:1:00 Reasons for blood lactate testing8:30 How much does this measure relate to performance?13:00 Error involved in blood lactate testing18:40 Do we ever stop using certain tests?20:45 What are the alternatives?30:00 Critical thinking exercise37:50 Is training in more accurate training zones have a greater benefit?43:30 Conclusions Episode References:Lactate in contemporary biology: a phoenix risen The maximal metabolic steady state: redefining the ‘gold standard’ This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coachcyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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October 13, 2021 01:04:41
Should we be blood lactate testing cyclists?- Part 1 of 2

Should we be blood lactate testing cyclists?- Part 1 of 2

Lactate and its association with exercise has been known for more than 200 years, after Jöns Jakob first observed it in the muscles of recently hunted stags. Consequently, knowledge of its relationship with exercise is deeply rooted in both popular culture and among endurance athletes. However, more recent research has demonstrated lactate’s presence during exercise has largely been misunderstood for much of this time.During this two part series, we do a deep dive into all things lactate to assess whether or not we should still be blood lactate testing cyclists, and whether there are better alternatives. So, before you decide to participate in a blood lactate test or recommend one for an athlete, you should definitely give these episodes a listen to make sure you are considering all the pros and cons. Or, listen for the myth-busting and rabbit holes this conversation necessarily gets into.Episode Timestamps:3:30 The hosts’ experience with blood lactate testing9:25 Who is blood lactate testing?12:10 Blood lactate quiz22:45 Why did we start looking at lactate during exercise?28:40 Some biochemistry of lactate metabolism35:35 Why do we blood lactate test cyclists?43:00 Types of lactate thresholds?46:55 Blood lactate testing methods53:45 Practical considerations Episode References:Lactate in contemporary biology: a phoenix risen The maximal metabolic steady state: redefining the ‘gold standard’ This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission ...

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